Keystone electronic Solutions industrialises guinnux distribution

Keystone Guinnux framework now Arch Linux ARM based with significant benefits and features 7 April 2016 – PRETORIA – Keystone Electronic Solutions, a leading South African provider of rich and robust engineering and electronics solutions, today announced its version of Guinnux v5, a Linux-based operating system distribution. Keystone has significantly enhanced its Guinnux offering to assure clients of improved ease of use, enhanced features and robust performance. The latest Guinnux distribution is now based on Arch Linux ARM distribution merged with the Keystone resilience and capabilities as standard. “There is a noticeable difference between Guinnux V4, which we were working on prior to this, and Guinnux V5, the system we have in play now,” says John Eigelaar, Director and Co-Founder of Keystone Electronic Solutions. “It has a number of failsafes and support structures which will make a huge difference to our clients.” Keystone’s version of Guinnux is more industrialised than existing Guinnux ARM solutions. The Guinnux rescue file system which allows users to boot into flash should the embedded system fail, has been retained and upgraded to allow for a simpler system recovery. The system can now be recovered without having to re-flash an image – a useful addition which saves more than just time. Keystone has also adapted the boot loader so users are able to boot kernels from any external file system. This allows for Keystone to distribute and upgrade kernel packages from anywhere and at any time, without interrupting service. “We have customised the build tool which comes with the arch distro so it is a lot easier for our clients, and ourselves, to construct custom...

Keystone Electronic Solutions forges alliance with CK Solutions to deliver robust market offering

Keystone Electronic Solutions, a leading South African provider of rich and robust engineering and electronics solutions, has formed a new partnership with CK Solutions, a premier engineering company with expertise in the telecoms industry. This alliance will see CK Solutions leverage its extremely strong relationships with core customers and its ability to devise forward-thinking solutions alongside Keystone’s capabilities and vast experience in engineering, programming and software design. “We develop a range of electronic monitoring products through our own engineering team and realised early on that Keystone brings something unique to the table,” says Marlon Naicker, Business Development Executive at CK Solutions. “The team at Keystone does the software and electrical engineering at a faster rate than we do so it made sense for us to form a partnership so we can go to market faster.” The range that the alliance is currently focusing on is the Remote Site Monitoring device called RSM Blue. The agreement ensures that CK Solutions have complete access to the product while remaining responsible for sales, distribution and support. Keystone’s responsibilities are to include development along with engineering the physical units, maintenance and getting the product ready for market at a competitive rate. “CK Solutions has impressive relationships with the right customer base and a superb customer reach,” says John Eigelaar, CEO and co-founder of Keystone Electronics. “They also have an exciting young engineering team that is as energised about ideas and solutions for the future as we are.” While there are other products on the market that are well entrenched with the prospective customer base, the Keystone Electronics and CK Solutions product offering is...